Our Francis who art in Rome
“Papa noster ...?”
The motto of Saint
Michael the Archangel is rhetorical: “Quis ut Deus?
Who is like God?”
That is to say
no one who is of a sound mind would dare to say “Me!
I am like God ... indeed, even greater than God!”
Such a state of
affairs appears to have come to this with Francis:
sum Deus: I am greater than God! God legislates.
But I, Frances, amend, abrogate, invalidate, or abolish
what God legislates ... as I see fit.”
Is it madness?
Perhaps; or something darker in the making that has become
a problem, the magnitude of which the Church and Her popes
have not encountered in 2000 years.
his tampering with Sacred Scripture itself —
today, yet again.
has called for a revision of the Lord’s Prayer in the
way of amending the sixth petition
“and lead us
not into temptation”.
Christ Himself taught us to pray this way apparently means
nothing to Francis. He has a better idea, a better
way to end the Our Father than Christ gave us when
shall you pray: Our Father ...”
(Saint Matthew 6.9)
Christ as a
in the papacy of Francis, Christ is now a secondary source.
Francis is the first.
Do you doubt it?
“Every one that
putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her
that is put away from her husband, committeth
(Saint Matthew 16.18)
“in certain circumstances, a person who
is divorced and remarried and is living in an
active sexual partnership might not be responsible
or culpable for the mortal sin of adultery
particularly when a person judges that he
would fall into a subsequent fault by damaging
the children of the new union.”
finally declared this to be his “authentic
magisterium” through his scandalous and
deeply divisive Apostolic Exhortation Amoris
That is to say, adultery
— in certain circumstances — is now permissible in the
Catholic Church — no matter what Christ taught!
Why? Because Francis
has determined it to be so.
than his Lord?”
Did not Christ
servant is not greater than his Lord; neither is the apostle
greater than He that sent him.”?
(Saint John 13.16) How then can any man abolish the teaching
of Christ? Is the servant greater than his Lord? Will man
strike out what God Himself engraved in stone on Mount Sinai
and what proceeded from the mouth of His Only Begotten Son?
Who, we ask, would possibly have the temerity, the audacity,
to do this? In the 2000 year history of Holy Mother Church,
only one pope — Francis — and under the specious presumption
of permitting sin — that is to say, an evil — to achieve
a counterfeit good.
not the Church teach, has She not always taught, that”
“One may never do evil that
good may come of it”? (Romans 3.8) — how then
are we to reconcile what Christ and Saint Paul taught ...
with the rhapsodic teachings of Francis — that contradict
and the apostles answering, said [to the authorities who
threatened them]: We ought to obey God, rather than men.”
The Nine Commandments ...
for the Moment
If Francis is
right about adultery, then God is wrong
and we must strike out the 7th Commandment against adultery.
We are now left with Nine Commandments ... until Francis
attenuates the next ... and again demands that we accept,
with religious submission of mind and will, his authority
concerns homosexuality, adultery and “re-marriage”, the
Holy Eucharist and its worthy reception, and now the 2000
year old Lord’s Prayer, Francis has a new solution
to a problem that does not exist — a redaction which
is not consonant with either Sacred Scripture or Sacred
Tradition — and now ... even with the words Christ
uttered Himself. Will he revise all of Sacred Scripture
to “correctly” accord with the corrupt and “progressive”
Modernist agenda that he unabashedly pursues? Who — we ask
— can correct God Himself? Indeed,
“Shall he that
contends with the Almighty instruct Him?”
(Job 40.2) It is, quite suddenly, a real question
... and one that frighteningly verges on diabolical pride.Two
the Our Father —
the Pater Noster — in Latin:
ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a
instead of proliferating “Our Francis who art in
Rome” into the nearly 7000 living languages of Babel
where the Novus Ordo Mass is celebrated before
an ever diminishing congregation.
not commit adultery — no matter what Francis or
any other disaffected Catholic ecclesiastic tells
you. It is nothing less than sophistry. It may be
okay with him, but it is against the Seventh
Commandment given by God Himself. Let us say, rather,
with Saint Peter:
ought to obey God, rather than men.”
Let us be perfectly
clear on this — not we ourselves — but the Catechism
of the Catholic Church teaches the following:
task of giving an authentic interpretation of
the Word of God, whether in its written form
or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted
to the living teaching office of the Church
alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised
in the name of Jesus Christ. This means that
the task of interpretation has been entrusted
to the bishops in communion with the successor
of Peter, the Bishop of Rome.”
Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the
Word of God, but is its servant. It teaches
only what has been handed on to it. At the
divine command and with the help of the Holy
Spirit, it listens to this devotedly, guards
it with dedication and expounds it faithfully.
All that it proposes for belief as being divinely
revealed is drawn from this single deposit of
faith.” (CCC 85-86
It is unimaginable that we find ourselves uttering
this ... of the man called the Pope of the Catholic
In giving Saint
Peter the keys to loose and to bind (Saint Matthew 16.19),
Christ did not give him — or his successors — the authority
to abolish what He Himself taught.
was insistent: “Going therefore, teach
ye all nations ... to observe all things whatsoever
I have commanded you.” (Saint Matthew
What are we
to make of all this ... for it is extremely portentous of
the future of the Church and its faithfulness to Christ?
If adultery “under certain circumstances” is now permissible
— while remaining against the express will and commandment
of Almighty God — what Commandment will be abolished next?
Will fornication and every sexual activity — indeed will
violating the rest of the Divine Commandments become
licit “under certain circumstances” also? This is a travesty.
Man cannot abolish the Laws of God. — It is not a Pharisaical
“rigidity” as Francis cleverly charges those who disagree
with him — it is faithfulness, faithfulness to God and to
Holy Mother Church.
Christendom will crumble — but the sacred Church of the
Ages, the Faith of our Fathers, our holy Mother the Church
lives still, and will never be overcome. Christ promised
this. The authentic Catholic Church will be smaller and
holier because it will cleave to Her Spouse Jesus Christ
in enclaves, however small, throughout the world where the
Mass is still celebrated in solemnity, dignity, and beauty
— as it was before Vatican II, and where the true teachings
of the Church still prevail over the ways of the world —
and always will.
us to pray for our persecutors. Let us, then, pray for Francis.
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